Karate is an excellent form of exercise. It utilizes your entire body, strengthening muscles and bones, increasing energy, improving sleep, reducing risk of chronic disease. It can be practiced solo, but we are also a community, making friends in the dojo and from around the world.
Did you know there are many different styles of karate. The style we practice is Goju Ryu (Hard, Soft) – one of the four major styles practiced around the world. Techniques learned are especially useful when having to defend yourself in tight spaces.
We enhance Karate Training with theories of combat and other martial art techniques which increase defensive abilities and understanding of self defense and karate techniques.
Something For Everyone
We offer mixed gender classes for Children, Youth & Adults of every age where you can enjoy learning, working out, getting fit, develop confidence, learn cultural knowledge.
Basic components you will begin to learn are “kihon“ (basics), “kata” (forms), and “kumite” (sparring). As you progress, skill level expands with different katas, types of sparring and how to apply in self defense.
Children: Ages 4-6 years
Classes are designed with little one’s capabilities in mind. Fun & active – building a foundation for healthy physical and mental development.
Youth: 7 – 13 years
Young people gain confidence, develop their physical abilities, social network, cultural exposure as they learn the art of karate. They are also introduced to the sport aspect of karate in these years.
Adults: 14 – 94 years
Get fit, healthy, and energized! Make friends, learn practical applications of self-defense as you develop your knowledge of this ancient art of Goju Ryu Karate.
We want to do our part in breaking down barriers to participation in karate, a previously male-dominated activity. Upon request we are happy to provide a women’s only program for groups, taught by experienced female instructors.
The Martial Movements program is a unique exercise program we have developed for those with physical challenges, or who are interested in a gentle, relaxing style of workout. It utilizes the beneficial movements of karate to build and maintain strength, balance and overall health. Check out our schedule of classes and talk to us to decide if this might be a solution to staying active.
Schedule of Classes
As you develop skills you may enjoy the sport aspect of Karate and the thrill of competition. As a member dojo of the Karate Ontario, our students can compete at Recreational and Elite Provincial competitions sanctioned by the provincial governing body. This leads to development as an elite athlete with the potential to compete on the Provincial, Canadian National, and International level of competition.
We have developed training programs for students with developmental or physical challenges in partnership with Adults in Motion (AIM). Para Provincial, National, and International bodies make high-level competition an attainable goal.
ACT facilitates offers seminars throughout the year. Olympic level Sparring, Kata seminars and Women’s Self Defense are a few available for individuals, groups or clubs.